As most of you remember, our stuff arrived in Oregon about a week and a half after we did. To keep boredom at bay we purchased a few games. One was Fact or Crap and we still regularly play it, even though our stuff has long since made it safely to us.The premise of the game is simple. There are cards and tokens. Each person takes a turn reading the three statements on a card. The other players have to say if the statement is a fact or if it's crap. Answer correctly, they get a token or two. Incorrectly, they lose a token or two. The player with the most tokens at the end wins.
We were playing the other night and it was my turn to read the following three statements:
*King James II died when he accidentally rode his horse off a cliff.
That's an easy one. Total crap. It just sounds made up. Moving on....
*George Clooney's real name is Jorg Haider, and he was born in Serbia.
Also total crap. Any self respecting Clooney fan knows that his name is indeed George Clooney and that he was born in Kentucky in the early 1960's.
But this last one really got me:
*The American Mustache Institute is dedicated to "protecting the rights of, and fighting discrimination against, mustached Americans."
That, my friends, is a fact. They have a very detailed and elaborate website that includes a gallery of mustachioed celebrities, a blog, and a mustache video of the week. It should be noted that while perusing the site I saw no photos of mustached ladies (except one done in jest, advertising another site). Are their rights being protected as well? Hmmmm.....I hope the AMI isn't sexist.
They are even lobbying for a tax credit stating that, "Given the clear link between the growing and maintenance of mustaches and incremental income, it appears clear that mustache maintenance costs qualify for and should be considered as a deductible expense related to the production of income under Internal Revenue Code Section 212."
Interesting. I'm not sure what this "clear link" is but whatever. I'll play your game AMI. Again, I have to wonder if women with mustaches would get this tax credit as well. I don't know why I'm going on and on about this. It's not as if I know any ladies with copious amounts of facial hair.
Anyway, I found the whole thing fascinating and just had to share.
Also, I'm thinking of having a reoccurring segment called Fact or Crap. Whenever I'm at a loss for something to write about, I'll open the box and pull out a card. Voila! Instant idea.